Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
criticism of the police was that either there was some kind of cover-up at scotland yard about these allegations, or that they did not realize the seriousness of them at the time. one of the senior policeman in charge of scotland yard, when these allegations first came to light, is just reminding mp's that at the time they were dealing with massive counterterrorism problems, the attacks on 7/7 on the london transport system. at the time, phone hacking was not the priority, but with hindsight, it is obvious it should have been. >> good to see you. thanks. president karzai's half brother, wally tahlak med ahmad karzai, has been shot dead. with a controversial figure. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. a few months ago, he was interviewed. >> it is quite extraordinary. we were in kandahar for a film in april, and i noted how many layers of security, barb wire, barriers, concrete walls that he had around his compaq and -- of around his compound. i told him he must be in the most heavily secured building in kandahar, and he said, "i have been attacked many times.
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the crop was believed to be destined for the u.s. market. a retired couple from scotland has emerged as the winner of the record-breaking euro jackpot. it was at 185 million euros with the biggest ever. it felt like a dream when they found out they won. this contains some flash photography. >> they say that just a normal family, not flashy, not celebrities. collin and chris we're retired camera man and a nurse are the winners of the jackpot. they were rechecking the numbers when dawn broke. >> we could see the sun come out. it was just magical. but, you know, we sort of absolutely full of adrenaline, we opened a bottle of wine and i don't drink. >> and here comes though ree yo billion results no. >> with morning came confirmation of the win. the win catapults the we'res to 430 on the rich list. they would have preferred not to go public but didn't think they could keep their massive win secret and they wanted to enjoy it. >> we're not scared of it, you know, instead it's going to be fantastic and it's going to be so much fun. >> they're determined to do some good with their windfall.
Jul 16, 2011 12:30am PDT
the recognition and gratitude of the nation. >> a retired couple from scotland has emerged as the winners of the record-breaking euro millions jackpot. they say it felt like a dream when they realized they had won. [applause] >> they say they are just a normal family, not flashy and not celebrity. a retired tv cameramen and foreigners are now one of which britain's wealth is couples. they were still rechecking the numbers when dawn broke. >> we could see the sun come out. it was just magical. we saw the kids were sleeping. it was absolutely -- we opened a bottle of wine. >> here come the results now. >> with morning came the confirmation that they had won the largest ever jackpot. the wind can uphold them to 140th london's richest. they would have preferred not to go public. but they did not think they could keep their massive winds secret and wanted to enjoy it. >> we are not scared of it. it will be so much fun. >> they are determined to do something good with the windfall. there's talk of foreign travel and may be a new car. >> i think we will not be immediately swapping cars. you have
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
editor of the "news of the world" neil wallace. scotland yard admitted two years ago they had hired him to help them improve their public relations. it has emerged that his daughter worked for the metropolitan police and john yates is alleged to help her get the job. when he went to downing street to learn how to restore the image, he made no mention of the relationship with neil waltz. it was that failure to be open that cost him and john yates they're careers. what divides the prime minister and the men from the met is oddly what also connects them. both hired former "news of the world" men to improve their image, the former editor, his deputy neil wallace was hired by yates and stevenson. all insist that they knew nothing about hacking. >> welcome, >> thank you very much. >> the prime minister is on an awkwardly timed trip to south africa. he will return home to make another statement on hacking disputing the holiday by a day. the labor leader says he is incapeable to give the leadership that is required. >> the country needs strong and responsive leadership to restore trust. the pri
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
aides. he parachuted into scotland in an attempt at peace. after the war, he was imprisoned and killed himself in a berlin prison in 1987. since that time, he had played in this churchyard in a grave caring the epitaph "i am dead." a decision was finally reached between his family and the churches families to exhume the body and cremate the remains and scatter the ashes at sea. lucian freud has died. he was renowned for his portraits, usually of friends and families. >> naked flesh is what fascinated lucian freud. he avoided interviews or appearing on camera. the closest most people got to him was through his many self portraits. >> he reinvented the portrait. he claimed the butcher from being a sort of chocolate box or flattering or soft or inadequate. >> he had been born in berlin and came to britain at age 10. his grandfather was sigmund, his brother was clement. his early work was influenced by surrealism. he had his first one-man show when he was only 21. it was the news -- the new it that became his life work. he said he wanted to paint people. their hopes, their memories. >> in
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turned at scotland yard. >> a court in the hague has revealed a dutch state was responsible for the death of three muslim men. the town was under the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers when it was overrun by seren force -- serb forces in july 1995. eight muslims were killed. they should have been protected by dutch troops. peter reports. >> july, 1995. a so called u.n. safe area. but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers. they were wrong. about 8,000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise legal ruling, a court in the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it's been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> i am after the killers of my family, the serbs, who live in bosnia. one of them even works in the same
Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
about whether a blind eye was turned scotland yard.t >> the dutch military was partly responsible for the deaths of three muslim men during the war. the town was under the protection of u.n. peacekeepers when it was overrun in 1995 and 8000 muslims were killed. >> july, 1995, a so-called u.n. safe area but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of the dutch u.n. peacekeepers. they were wrong. 8000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise ruling, a court and the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. >> the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state had acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it has been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> im' after the killers of my family, the serbs, who lives in bosnia. one of them works in the same building i work. can you imagine that? i have to go to my office every day and he is still there. it is one of the cases i have been
Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
to investigate further and that now poses the question that either there was some kind of coverup at scotland yard or they just didn't think those allegations were serious enough to warrant investigation. and as we've now seen such as the phone a murdered school girl having had her phone hacked, this has really blown up. >> it's difficult for police, but how difficult is it now for politicians like the prime minister? >> it is difficult. all recent prime ministers have tried to keep on the right side of rupert merdock and news international, because they own about 40% of the british media. so they are very powerful. but many say that now has to change and there was a sense that proops for too long there had been too much deference for titles like news of the world and david cameron is vulnerable on this, because he has links to two former editors from news of the world. one was a worker for him and another was a friend. >> police say they have taken control of a kindergarten where around 30 children and teachers were being held hostage. a man who was armed barged into the school southeast of
Jul 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
rarity. there are examples in the museum in scotland, but they are highly desirable to collectors. we're talking about between £10,000 and 15,000. wow! i'd no idea it was worth that much. i wonder who used to sit in them when they were first made. so do i. they are some of the most eccentric chairs i've ever seen. do you know whether they've come out of a house in england or ireland? well, i have no knowledge, but i should guess ireland because my grandfather was irish and proud of it too, he always used to say. surprisingly enough, they are a celebration of love, because the scallop shell is the badge of venus, the goddess of love. i imagine that in spite of their rather small scale, they were originally intended to stand in some extraordinary architectural grotto somewhere. to be honest, the only time i've ever really seen this really wonderful eccentric carving and this very distinctive bold colour scheme of using the ebonising and the parcel gilding is actually on irish mirrors of the 1820s and 1830s. that's very interesting. what is interesting is their form is purely venetian.